Old Croc Grand Reserve Cheddar is aged two years for an extra sharp, rich flavor. The texture is creamy yet crumbly, with noticeably crunchy crystals. Imported from Australia and crafted with all-natural, grass-fed cow’s milk, no hormones added. Experience Old Croc Grand Reserve with smoked sausage, crusty bread, and dried fruit.

Pair it with a crisp sparkling wine, NYS cider, aged Zinfandel, dark chocolate, or honey butter.

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Written by our friends at the American Dairy Association

National Dairy Month is celebrated annually during June to recognize the contributions of the dairy industry and the hardworking dairy farmers behind the milk and dairy products making it to your grocery store shelves every day. This year, we want to focus on real milk and yogurt tubs to make a delicious, filling smoothie. What better time for an ice cold drink than summertime?

A smoothie made with real, wholesome milk or yogurt is a delicious way to get high-quality protein and other essential nutrients that your body needs to help fuel your day.

Use Real Dairy as the base of the smoothie.

  • Milk makes an excellent base for any smoothie. Milk has a significant amount of protein as well as a powerful package of 13 essential nutrients including calcium, protein, phosphorus, vitamin D, vitamin A, and several B vitamins. Add more or less milk depending on how thick you like your smoothie.
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  • Yogurt also makes a great base for a smoothie. Yogurt is another excellent source of protein and 9 essential nutrients. Most yogurts are made with live and active cultures, and some also provide probiotics – or good bacteria – that may help maintain digestive health, boost immunity, fight infection and protect against diseases.

Are you a dairy lover interested in learning more about the history of Dairy Month? Check out more here

Where does your milk come from?

Click here to meet dairy farming families in the Northeast.

Click here to meet dairy farming families in New England.

Learn more about dairy farming in the Northeast at AmericanDairy.com and in New England at NewEnglandDairy.com

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Haleigh Eustis

Intern, Digital Marketing

 May is here, which means nice weather is on its way! What’s better than an iced cold margarita in the summer? What about tequila and lime . . . in cheese form? I know what you’re thinking, tequila and cheddar cheese? But trust me, this delectable combo is equally delicious as it is unique! Henning’s Tequila Lime Cheddar Cheese is a creamy cheese with the bite and tang of a zesty lime, finished with the warmth of tequila.  

Henning’s Tequila Lime Cheddar Cheese is the perfect cheese on its own or paired with crackers for a midday snack. Enjoy this cheese with a tangy flavor burst of pomegranate seeds, or with an assortment of cured meats. If you’re looking to sip something with this uniquely flavored cheese, try out a Belgian ale or Chardonnay and enjoy!  

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Haleigh Eustis

Intern, Digital Marketing

Aprils showers might bring May flowers, but what about cheese? This April, Price Chopper/Market 32 is proud to announce our cheese of the month: Sartori’s Bellavitano Cheese! This creamy, rich textured cheese comes from the great state of Wisconsin.  Bellavitano is a unique hard cheese that has an irresistible nutty, fruity base flavor with a tangy finish. Bellavitano comes in a variety of different flavors to accompany its parmesan like flavor.  

Sartori’s Bellavitano Cheese is the perfect cheese for a charcuterie board as its robust flavors and crunchy calcium lactate crystals pair well with fresh fruits such as apples and grapes. Want to add something savory as well? Bellavitano pairs perfectly with plenty of cured meats and delicious crusty bread such as baguettes! Pair this cheese with a Pinot Noir or a light raspberry ale and enjoy!  

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Happy March! As we approach the end of winter, March provides us with warmer weather and . . . luck! Celebrate the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day by indulging in the rich flavors of McCall’s Irish Cheddar cheese, the perfect accompaniment to honor the luck of the Irish! Price Chopper/Market 32 is thrilled to carry this creamy and buttery yellow cheddar cheese, made by the milk of cows that graze on lush, green pastures!  

McCall’s Irish Cheddar is a robust nutty cheese that has a smooth texture that melts in your mouth. Of course, cheddar is the perfect cheese to snack on its own, but it pairs beautifully with cured meats, and a sweet side of jams, apples or pears! Enjoy your McCall’s Irish Cheddar with a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon or the taste of an English stout to elevate your cheese experience! 

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Welcome to February! Amongst the cold and dreary weather of the winter, February proves to be a fan-favorite month due to a few different occasions: Valentine’s Day and the Big Game! Though these two days are vastly different, both can be elevated with good company . . . and good cheese! Price Chopper/Market 32 is thrilled to announce our cheese of the month: BelGioioso Blue Cheese! End the age-old “ranch or blue cheese” debate with our robust and tangy, blue-veined cheese!  

BelGioioso Blue Cheese is a crumbly and creamy cheese made from cow’s milk while being pierced with small holes, allowing air to penetrate and facilitating the growth of beneficial mold. Paired nicely with cured meats, bread and grapes, blue cheese is the perfect accent for any charcuterie board. Enjoy your BelGioioso Blue Cheese with a bottle of Riesling or the taste of a bitter-sweet chocolate stout to elevate your cheese experience!

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Happy New Year! Notorious for new beginnings, the new year is the perfect time to create new routines, take on a new hobby, travel to a new country . . . and buy a new cheese! Price Chopper/Market 32 is thrilled to announce our January Cheese of the Month: ALPENHAUS® LE GRUYERE® CHEESE. Bring Switzerland to your home with this wonderfully nutty and earthy cheese. Made with nothing but the best ingredients, this smooth and hard cheese is protected by a natural rind that accompanies its briny-dry, slightly piquant flavor.  

ALPENHAUS® LE GRUYERE® CHEESE is wonderful on its own and paired with other delicious fruits, such as figs, apples and pomegranate. Best for cooking, LE GREYERE tastes wonderful melted on top of meats and veggies, as well as a decadent fondue or soups. Pair this cheese with a Chardonnay for the perfect start to the year!

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The holidays are in full swing, and we could not be more excited! This time of year calls for charcuterie boards, cheese and cracker appetizers, and cheese and wine pairings, which make us even more thrilled to announce our December Cheese of the Month: Wensleydale with Cranberries. Crafted from natural ingredients, this white cheese without a rind boasts a unique acidity and crumbly texture, while the cranberries contribute a juicy sweetness. Join us as we explore various ways to savor this delicious cheese.

Wensleydale cheese pairs well with fruits like apples and apricots, and is great for a charcuterie board or crumbled on a salad. Fruity ales or wines would also be delicious with this cheese. While this cheese is dry and crumbly, it is good for melting on a sub or sandwich.

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Price Chopper and Market 32 are very excited to announce November’s Cheese of the Month to our customers – Jarlsberg Reserve. This cheese is particularly special because it is a brand new cheese to our market! Let’s take a deep dive into this cheese and see what makes it so delicious and unique.

Jarlsberg Reserve is naturally lactose free, making this suitable for those with an intolerance. This cheese is delicious on its own or spread on a charcuterie board. It pairs well with all sorts of fruit, nuts, and dark chocolate. Nothing like that sweet and salty combo!

Did you miss the last two Cheese of the Month blogs? Fear not! Check them out here:

September – Adams Reserve

October – Fleur de France

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Price Chopper and Market 32 are so excited to feature Fleur de France Brie Cheese as October’s Cheese of the Month. Let’s dive into this delicious cheese and see what it is all about!

As the name implies, this cheese originates from France and is made with pasteurized rBST-free cow’s milk. The taste is like no other; It has a soft interior like butter with an edible rind. If you have never had this cheese, you need to stop what you are doing and try!

You may be wondering what this cheese pairs well with. Take a look at the list below and browse our selection at the end!

  1. Fruits
  2. Nuts
  3. Honey
  4. Balsamic Glaze
  5. Prosciutto
  6. Pepperoni
  7. Marinated Artichokes
  8. Roasted Red Tomatoes
  9. Hot & Sweet Peppers
  10. Marinated Artichokes
  11. Champagne
  12. Sparkling wine
  13. Saisons
  14. Pilsners
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